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An encouraging message displayed on the marquee at the Newport music venue reads "We will get through this Cbus."
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With the percentage of unemployed workers in Franklin County now in the double digits, some local business leaders say it will take time before the city returns to full economic strength.

Columbus Crew

Following a protest that brought thousands of Columbus Crew SC fans downtown, Columbus city leaders announced they will meet with the team's owners in the next couple weeks to convince them to stay.

Local governments may be competing for businesses and people, as companies like Bob Evans move from Columbus to upper income areas like New Albany. What will the results of this competition be? Should these governments need to compete at all? The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) will be holding a State of the Region Luncheon today, April 21, focused on how "Transportation means Business," with keynote speaker Jerry Wray, director of ODOT. Guests:

JobsOhio

Jan 31, 2011

JobsOhio is a not-for-profit corporation created by Governor John Kasich responsible for overseeing Ohio state’s efforts to revive the economy and create jobs. Will this new private-sector approach to development stimulate new job growth in Ohio? What about transparency and oversight? Hear from a critic of privatization, Good Jobs First Research Director Phil Mattera, a local supporter, Columbus Partnership President/CEO Alex Fischer and Ohio Department of Development Director Mark Kvamme.